Ionic vs Xamarin: What are the differences?
Ionic and Xamarin can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by Ionic are:
- Performance obsessed
- Utilizes Angular and React
- Native focused
On the other hand, Xamarin provides the following key features:
- Cross-platform development- Thinking about supporting iOS, Android, Mac and Windows? Xamarin allows you to write it all in C#.
- Reuse existing code- Use your favorite .NET libraries in Xamarin apps. Easily use third-party native libraries and frameworks.
- Discover as you type- Explore APIs as you type with code autocompletion.
"Allows for rapid prototyping", "Hybrid mobile" and "It's angularjs" are the key factors why developers consider Ionic; whereas "Power of c# on mobile devices", "Native apps with native ui controls" and "Native performance" are the primary reasons why Xamarin is favored.
Ionic is an open source tool with 38.4K GitHub stars and 13.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ionic's open source repository on GitHub.
Sellsuki, Edify, and eTobb are some of the popular companies that use Ionic, whereas Xamarin is used by Rdio, Olo, and Rumble. Ionic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 392 company stacks & 350 developers stacks; compared to Xamarin, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 65 developer stacks.
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I'm working in Huge company and I'm in charge to choose the cross-platform environment to develop Mobile application for all our services. I choose Xamarin but because the error i get everytime in Visual Studio, I want to leave it and recommand another solution. In fact that's why I'm here.
Weird, Install VS2017 with Xamarin on a new PC Create a new app GOT ERRORS.....!!!!!
Thank you for considering this
great framework,lots of resources,great community,easy to create UI
Xamarin enables us to develop for 3 platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with one core codebase coded in C#. Xamarin has allowed us to release an app on all three platforms and develop them simultaneously - not bad for a team of 2!
We use Ionic as it is an awesome framework to build mobile hybrid apps with nativ access. Also Ionic has a nice community!
Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later. Mac computer user.
Cross-Platform goodness. I am a noob here...learning how to implement Ionic is on the top of my ToDo's
Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license.
used on a recent project, an internal custom app developed for both ios and android.